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Small Group: Cappadocia Green Full Day City Tour
"Pick up at your hotel. Start the tour with a spectacular view over Göreme from Esentepe. See the panaromic view of Göreme valley and village with its fairy chimneys rock formations and cave houses. Journey to Derinkuyu Underground City one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities in Cappadocia. Discover the unique rooms found in an underground city such as stables cellars storage rooms refectories churches and wineries. Visit the second floor that housed the missionary school and study roomsTravel to the Ihlara Valley. Look at over one hundred rock carved churches and houses that line the gorge. Walk along the river in the valley. Explore
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Private Via Salt Lake Tour To Cappadocia From Istanbul
"Day 1As your travel will actually follow the ancient Silk Road nothing is more suitable than a refreshing stop at an authentic travelers’ inn the Ağzıkarahan Caravanserai which was built in the 13th century by the Selçuk Empire.Your first visit in the Cappadoccia region will be the Kaymaklı or the Derinkuyu one the underground cities where early Christians found refuge.You may then opt for lunch either in a fish or meat restaurant with a selection of local Cappadocia wines.The afternoon will be a great time to see the magnificent scenes offered by the unique nature of the region
From $480.00
 
"Derinkuyu Underground City
RED CAPPADOCIA TOUR"Pick up from the hotel in the morning and you will be visiting; Derinkuyu Underground City the biggest underground city in the region used as a shelter for great lengths of time during invasions Narli Gol a Volcanic Crater lake. Next enjoy a pleasant and easy 4km hike through the Ihlara Canyon sheer-sided lush canyon with a beautiful stream running all the way through. Visit Belisirma Village an authentic unspoiled village life
From $60.00

More General in Ankara

Ankara's history

Ankara's names were: ANKYRA-ANCYRE-ENGURiYE-ANGARA-ANGORA-ANKARAThe history of Ankara stretches back to the (Hitites)Hatti civilisation of the Bronze Age. 2000 years before the time of Jesus, the...
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Tuna_ank
Sep 12, 2012

Turkish Wines

For the ones who want to taste Turkish wine I will recommend the brand and grape varieties. Kavaklidere, Doluca, Sevilen, Pamukkale are some of the big wine producers of Turkey. You can select a wine...
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gezginali
Apr 15, 2010

Modern Ankara Background

As it is well known Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Ýstanbul. The city has a mean elevation of 850 m and as of 2007 the city had a population of 4 million...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Sep 20, 2008

Ancient Ankara Historical Background

Ankara has gone by several names over the ages: The Hittites gave it the name Ankuwash before 1200 BC. The Galatians and Romans called it Ancyra. In the classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Sep 20, 2008

Better than expected.

Turkey and Ankara in particlur turned out to be a much more pleasant place than I had expected. We went to view the eclipse in 2006 and drove for 2.5hrs to a remote hamlet to sit peacefully and watch...
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gsxr1000
Mar 31, 2006

Shopping leisurely in Ankara

Tunali Hilmi Avenue in Kavaklidere is one of the liveliest areas in this city - you can find several shops, department stores, cafes/restaurants...It's Ankara's version of Rome's Via Condotti, NYC's...
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Profsmiley
Jan 31, 2005
 
 
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Going to the theatre

So, alright, the selection might not be as rich as it is in Istanbul, but Ankara is a city that keeps a theatre-lover happy :)Please keep that in mind that most plays are in Turkish. A list of the...
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Profsmiley
Jan 31, 2005

Traffic

I did a lot of walking in Ankara and crossed and walked along many big roads. There was a lot of traffic, and pollution in the air. I tried to find smaller roads but it is sometimes better to take the...
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MalenaN
Sep 18, 2004

Village at the Citadel

Walking up the steps from Hisarparki Caddesi, through a gate in the wall and then through the park, and after passing a second gate I was surprised to suddenly be in what seemed to be an old Turkish...
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MalenaN
Sep 17, 2004

Sunset

From the park by the citadel (Hisar) there are great views over Ankara to the west, where the sun sets. Well, when I was there to watch the sun set it was not a very spectacular one, but I guess there...
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MalenaN
Sep 13, 2004

Park at Kale

After a day of walking around it is very nice to come to the park by the citadel. It's green and quiet, away from the noice and pollution of the traffic. As the park is just below the citadel it is on...
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MalenaN
Sep 13, 2004

Clean and nice city

What I like in Ankara is that it's a clean and green city with quite a lot fountains, and the people from here are really nice in comparasion to other parts of Turkey. (my opinion) In the picture:...
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Lion_Beat
Aug 27, 2003

Kemal Ataturk's Memorial

Kemal Ataturk's Memorial, Mausoleum and Museum - the memorial is on the top of a small hill. There's a bit of a walk, and then there's a huge set of steps up to the top of the memorial..This is a...
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matcrazy1
Sep 24, 2002

Learn some simple phrases...

Learn some simple phrases pertaining to the Tea break and Greetings. Knowing some of the language even if its a simple greeting or call to have Tea will make a great impression on your Hosts. Walking...
JBreining
Sep 08, 2002

Top Hotels in Ankara

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Tahran Caddesi No 12, Kavaklidere, Ankara, Ankara, 06700, Turkey
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Noktali Sokak 47, Kavaklidere, Ankara, 06700, Turkey
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Karyagdi Sokak No 40, Ankara, Ankara, 06540, Turkey
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Bestekar Sokak No 29, Kavaklidere, Ankara, Ankara, 06680, Turkey
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Piyade Street 17, Ankara, Ankara, 06550, Turkey
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Cankiri Cad. 21, Ulus, Ankara, 11322, Turkey
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Top Things to Do in Ankara

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AnitKabir - The Ataturk Mausoleum

"The Anıtkabir" (Monumental Tomb), crowning a prominent hill in the center of Ankara about two km west of Kızılay along Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı is the Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, founder and first...
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Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

Our first stop this morning was the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations . Situated on the hill with Ankara's ancient Citadel, not far from Ulus Square (Metro: Ulus) you will find it. This historic...
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Museum of Ataturk and the War of Independence

Open everyday, except Monday, from 09:00 to 17:00 (closed between 12:00-13:00) Construction of the building started in 1915, at which time it was to be used as the meeting hall of İttihat and Terakki...
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Citadel

The old town of Ankara and its citadel are located on a hill just east of Ulus. This is the oldest part, with old Ottoman houses on narrow, quiet, twisting streets. Some of the old houses are...
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Temple of Augustus

Roman Emperor Augustus build a tempel in old Ankara and the Turks build a mosque near the tempel. The mosque is called Haci Bayram Mosque.Haci Bayram was a Turkish scolar lived in Ankara in 12th...
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Castle

From Şark Kulesi, turn left and you soon exit the upper castle through the southern gate Güney Kapı. This takes you into the more sanitized and gentrified part of the castle, a place where the...
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"ANKARA capital"
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"Ankara - capital of Turkey"
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"Ankara - the capital of Turkey"
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"Ankara-The heart of Türkiye"
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"Ankara, Capital of the Republic"
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